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Straight Arm Bar

Attacks from the Mount Advanced Ground Fighting Techniques


After the mount has been achieved, there are many options on how to attack. The first is to throw punches into the enemy’s face and force him to turn over, giving up his back. If he does not turn over he will most likely give an opening, making the following attacks easier.

Triple Attack. When the enemy tries to escape the mount using the trap and roll technique, he can be moved into the position shown by sliding the trapped foot forward and lifting on the enemy’s opposite shoulder. This position presents several attack opportunities.

Straight Arm Bar. The enemy may attempt to block the choke with his hands.

(a) Step 1. Ensuring that your arm is under the enemy’s arm, push his elbow forward and hold it in place by grasping your own collar.

Straight arm bar, step 1

(b) Step 2. Place your other hand on the enemy’s head.

Straight arm bar, step 2

(c) Step 3. Rest all of your weight on the enemy’s head, and point your toe straight back.

Straight arm bar, step 3

(d) Step 4. Swing your leg around on top of his head and sit back into the straight arm bar.

Straight arm bar, step 4

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